Travel Photography Photos tagged as dive
"Salem Express", sadly known as Egyptian Titanic
Last week Andre & me did few dives at our home-reef of Ben Harush in Eilat. Even it supposed to be just refreshing dive after unfortunate pause, still there were some nice things to see. Good visibility in October and sea is still very warm.
Morays are pretty common fish in Red Sea. You can meet them at different sizes - from tiny finger-sized baby-moray to giant up to 3 m (10.0 ft) with horse-head. "Thanks" to silly movies, they have bad reputation of vicious animals, but it's not true. Moray is shy and never interested to meet human, and sure doesn't look for fight. They have poor vision and rely mostly on their acute sense of smell, also their body is too long to feel safe - which makes them hiding under rocks, just sitting there with wide-opened mouth and waiting for food coming alone. Only very young (inexperienced !) or giant (so huge that doesnt has enemies) could allow themselves to swim in open water.
Aquaba Gulf of Red Sea. Eilat, Israel. Lizardfish almost never swims, it sitts on the ground and patienly waits for food coming near.
Lionfish is another citisen of Red Sea. They are very common, attractive, not scared from anyone and pretty dangeous as well. Usually, lionfish are not aggressive toward humans and will almost always keep their distance when given the opportunity, so they pose a relatively low risk. In addition, their stings are not deadly, but they are very painful. But look at this baby with his "gely wings" - i think it was very touching! :-)